Man shouts ‘murderers’ as Belgian parliament legalises killing sick children with the encouragement of parents and doctors

A man shouted out the stark truth that the majority of the Belgian parliament are ‘murderers’ as they voted to legalise the killing of sick children. Belgium now murders unborn children and born children. Belgium becomes the first country in the world to have no age limit on the children it will kill. Belgium is a majority Catholic country that until recently was led by the leading dissenting Cardinal Danneels, who covered up child sexual abuse by clergy.

The BBC reports:

‘Church leaders argued the law is immoral.

“The law says adolescents cannot make important decisions on economic or emotional issues, but suddenly they’ve become able to decide that someone should make them die,” Brussels Archbishop Andre-Joseph Leonard, head of the Catholic Church in Belgium, said at a prayer vigil last week.

Some paediatricians have warned vulnerable children could be put at risk and have questioned whether a child can really be expected to make such a difficult choice.

Last week 160 Belgian paediatricians signed an open letter against the law, claiming that there was no urgent need for it and that modern medicine is capable of alleviating pain.

But opinion polls have suggested broad support for the changes in Belgium, which is mostly Catholic.’

Parliament in Belgium has passed a bill allowing euthanasia for terminally ill children without any age limit, by 86 votes to 44, with 12 abstentions.

When, as expected, the bill is signed by the king, Belgium will become the first country in the world to remove any age limit on the practice.

It may be requested by terminally ill children who are in great pain and also have parental consent.

Opponents argue children cannot make such a difficult decision.

It is twelve years since Belgium legalised euthanasia for adults. In the Netherlands, Belgium’s northern neighbour, euthanasia is legal for children over the age of 12, if there is parental consent.

Under the Dutch conditions, a patient’s request for euthanasia can be fulfilled by a doctor if the request is “voluntary and well-considered” and the patient is suffering unbearably, with no prospect of improvement.

One man in the public gallery of Belgium’s parliament shouted “murderers” in French when the vote was passed, Reuters news agency reports.

Supporters of the legislation argue that in practice the law will affect an extremely small number of children, who would probably be in their teens, the BBC’s Duncan Crawford reports from Brussels.

The law states a child would have to be terminally ill, face “unbearable physical suffering” and make repeated requests to die – before euthanasia is considered.

Parents, doctors and psychiatrists would have to agree before a decision is made.

Protesters have lobbied politicians against the changes.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-26181615

 

25 comments to Man shouts ‘murderers’ as Belgian parliament legalises killing sick children with the encouragement of parents and doctors

  • Michael Petek

    At this point I am able to enter the debate in the February issue of BBC History Magazine, whether Britain was right to fight the First World War.

    The answer is no. Not for the sake of Belgium. That depraved nation deserves to be erased politically from the map.

    In retrospect we should have let the Kaiser keep the place.

    • confused

      sorry that makes no sense. The people alive in Belgium 100 years ago are now dead. Are you saying that they should have been denied their freedom because of what their country decided to do generations later??!

      • Michael Petek

        Belgium has turned out to be a waste of blood and treasure. We went to war twice for that country, and now Hitler has won the war from beyond the grave.

        • iggy o'donovan

          Michael be honest Britain never went to war to help “small nations” Belgium or anyone else. We in Ireland know as at this very time Irish nationalists were being executed as “traitors”. Britain fought for her Empire and self interest. Cut the pious nonsence. Ask gandhi,(India) DeValera,(Ireland) Keynatta,(Keyna) Makariuous (Cyprus) and there are many others. Mind you I am glad Britain was on the winning side in the war but lets face it like Germany, Russia, and France she fought in her OWN interest.

  • freboniusthe2

    One will probably think that this could be another reason for Kenny and Gilmore to show their European credentials and call for the same in Ireland!!! I am not joking!

  • Bob Hayes

    It is truly frightening that less than seventy-five years since the murder of children with ‘no prospect of improvement’ was pursued under the banner of Nazi racism, similar murders are to be perpetrated under the banner of ‘liberal democratic freedom’.

  • Lynda

    Daneels oversaw the most diabolical abuse of children through a so-called “sex education” scheme in schools. The evil he is responsible for is horrific – and literally vomit-inducing. Satanism is widespread, including within the visible Church. When will our “holy” bishops and priests fight this evil? We lay people are praying for holy priests, bishops for this all-pervasive evil. Blessed Michael, the archangel defend us in the hour of battle …

  • The worst pain to inflict on a child is to tell him that you think it would be better for him if he died. What you really mean is it would be better for you. Imagine a child looking into the face of a father or mother who is saying that to him. The one thing a child wants to know is that he is loved unconditionally by the parents – he wants to know that it would tear out their hearts to be separated from him. Telling him that it’s for the best that he leaves them – and what obnoxious euphemisms will be used to dupe the child into agreeing with this just to *please* his parents, and because he’s afraid his parents will be mad at him if he doesn’t say “yes” to them – is inflicting the pain of abandonment on the child which is far worse than any physical pain because it will tear apart his soul.

    One man in the public galleries shouted “murderers” in French when the vote was passed and that description fits anyone who supports or carries out this legislation.

  • BJC

    Sick, sick stuff but inevitably it will be copied by other “enlightened” countries. Euthanasia parties are just around the corner, “enlightened” people will see it as a celebration of life. What next, celebrities trying to mainstream it? Wouldn’t be surprised.

  • John

    We have entered the truly Dark Ages in Western Europe……

  • [...] of Christian values with the same energy with which once Crusades were waged, and heresy fought. What the Belgian Parliament has done exceeds even the boundaries of common insanity. It is evil in its purest form. Evil shouted out in [...]

  • Stephen

    I wonder how many who voted for this were “Catholics”?

    • Augustine

      They may well have been baptised Catholics but they clearly hold the same ethical standards as Joseph Goebbels – who murdered his children.

  • Dave

    Hitler has indeed won from beyond the grave, but it’s a bit strong implying there’s something uniquely Belgian about this. Hitler’s triumph began in the 1960s with mass abortion, culling the herd before they were even born, and the UK’s hands were as bloody as any in this. What’s happened in Belgium is merely the logical outcome of the same materialist ideology. I give it two years before this humanist “compassion” arrives in Britain, five to get to Ireland, and ten before fallen arches, male pattern baldness and double jointedness become “unbearable” conditions requiring a “compassionate” response.

    • Michael Petek

      Two divisions of the Waffen SS were recruited from Belgians. It’s not surprising that Belgium should lead Europe to new depths of barbarism.

      • Dave

        Michael, it’s a serious mistake to say that this is a peculiarly Belgian thing. Yes, the Belgians are the ones leading here, but if you start on about some kind of supposed national failing or characteristic, you’re in real danger of mentally isolating in one country a sickness which is all over the historic lands of Christendom. It’s just too easy to blame the “evil” Belgians.

        • Michael Petek

          Belgium is leading the way, and the rest of the nations follow, just as the UK is said to to be the abortion and divorce capital of Europe.

  • Michael Petek

    This interesting quote from Lifesitenews:

    “When analyzing the popularity of Robert Latimer, who–relevantly–murdered his daughter Tracy because she had cerebral palsy, Coyne wrote:

    ‘A society that believes in nothing can offer no argument even against death. A culture that has lost its faith in life cannot comprehend why it should be endured.’”

  • Michael B Rooke

    And now the Hippocratic becomes death , the destroyer of worlds.

  • Frebunusthe2.You are not joking.Assisted Decision-Making (Capacity Bill 2013)going through preliminary stage in Irish Parlament now..Not a mention of this on Irish TV Radio or Newspapers.STRANGE.

    • Lynda

      Mary, I and others complained to various “prolife” reps, and orgs about this Bill’s precursor in 2012, showing clearly how it was grossly evil, and in effect involuntary euthanasia (as there can be no “consent” at the relevant time). Moreover, it is a charter for murder (as opposed to murder/suicide). The silence was deafening. So many have had their reason corrupted by the world, and do acrobatic contortions to rationalise it, confusing it with instructions for ones proper care, in case of future incapacity. The same silence comes from priests and bishops. They have compromised on non-negotiable moral imperatives. That there is a collusion in silence is the only reasonable explanation. Blessed Michael, protect us in the hour of battle …

  • SteveD

    The last King of the Belgians temporarily abdicated rather than sign one bill into law. If this King doesn’t do the same thing, he may be signing a national and personal spiritual suicide letter.

  • iggy o'donovan

    If Daneels was such a son of Satan why did Blessed John Paul 11 have such faith in him. I might say the same about the late great Cardinal Martini of Milan.

    • Deacon Nick Donnelly

      Towards the end of his life Blessed John Paul II admitted that one of the regrets of his pontificate was that he didn’t pay close enough attention to the appointment of bishops. Deacon Nick

      • Dave

        I’ll say. I was never huge great fan of John Paul, and it was Benedict who was uniquely “my” pope, the one who’s light brought me home. The selection of bishops is a vitally important task, and I’m afraid the episcopate has been a real drain on the loyalty of the faithful since Vatican II. This is the Catholic Church; we’re not supposed to be in step with the world, and bishops “getting down with the people” is not our way. If I’d wanted that, I’d have become an Anglican.

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